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Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt ActionMarch 15, 2019

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but prompt legal action can ensure that such damage is not unfairly inflicted....

Just Because a Debt is Small…February 26, 2019

Many people think that the costs and difficulty of litigation mean that it is not worth pursuing relatively small debts. However, a High Court case...

Court of Appeal Guidance on Use of Pay Less NoticesFebruary 18, 2019

When a construction dispute arises and a pay less notice is issued, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 requires that the notice should...

Trade Marks and the Territorial Limits on the High Court’s JurisdictionFebruary 15, 2019

UK and EU trade marks are a highly effective means of protecting your brand – but they are subject to territorial limits. The High Court...

Gold Visas Scheme Relaunch With Vetting ProposedFebruary 12, 2019

The Government has taken steps to halt the 'Tier 1 Investor' visa scheme after it became clear that it was being used to launder the...

Commercial Articles

Employed or Self-Employed?

Whether you are employed or self-employed makes a substantial difference to how you are taxed and the income tax liabilities of an employed person can...

Employee Fraud – Fraud Act 2006

Employee fraud continues to rise as the recession continues to bite - however,  the Fraud Act 2006 provisions make it easier to obtain convictions for...

Employee Fraud: Warning Signs

Employee fraud was a boom area even before the recession started.  ‘Targeted’ frauds, often backed by organised criminals, are also becoming more common. In these...

Entrepreneur’s Relief – the Basics

From 6 April 2008 disposals of qualifying businesses and business assets have been eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. In simple terms, it allows business owners to reduce...

Failing to Prevent Bribery – Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if...